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US steps up awareness ahead of 9/11 anniversary
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has announced new steps to guard against terror attacks ahead of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, calling on citizens to be more alert to possible terrorist threats.

Thursday, August 18, 2011 8:07:02 AM

Plot to attack US school foiled
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) A plot to attack a school with explosives by a former student has been foiled in Tampa in the US state of Florida, police said.

Thursday, August 18, 2011 7:55:42 AM

Obama blames Republican 'rigidity' for US woes
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) President Barack Obama has blamed his Republican opponents for the political logjam in Washington, saying their 'ideological rigidity' is standing in the way of compromises necessary for stronger economic growth.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 8:42:43 PM

Anna Hazare's arrest sparks anger in US
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) As social activist Anna Hazare's detention sparked anger among Indian-Americans, Arun Gandhi, US-based grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, said the government action made it a clash of cultures of violence and non-violence.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 8:16:27 PM

Timberlake praises Diaz's 'Bad Teacher' role
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Justin Timberlake is all praise for his ex-girlfriend Cameron Diaz for playing the character of a foul-mouthed teacher effortlessly in 'Bad Teacher'.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:21:03 PM

Bolt to lead Jamaican charge at World Championships
Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 17 (IANS/CMC) World sprint champion Usain Bolt leads an array of stars in a Jamaica 50-member contingent for the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, later this month.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 2:53:56 PM

More Indian students seek admission in US
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Reversing recent trends, prospective graduate students from India seeking admission in US institutions increased eight percent in 2011 after increasing just one percent in 2010, according to a new survey.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 12:18:02 PM

Olga Segura, Hector Jimenez shine in `White Knight'
New York, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) Olga Segura and Hector Jimenez are proud of their work in 'White Knight', a comedy in which two Mexicans manage to change the mentality of a Ku Klux Klan leader.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 10:59:22 AM

Wisin, Yandel hope for P.Diddy collaboration on new disc
San Juan (Puerto Rico), Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) Reggaeton duo Wisin and Yandel have said that for their next production they hope to collaborate with P.Diddy, Chris Brown, Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 10:42:48 AM

US to invest $510 mn in advanced biofuels
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) US will invest up to $510 million over three years to promote the production of biofuels for marine and aerial transportation.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 10:27:23 AM

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